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Wilderness: Sea Snake Bite (cont.)


When to Seek Medical Assistance for a Sea Snake Bite

Seek immediate medical care regardless of the circumstances due to the inability to predict if a true bite occurred.

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Medically reviewed by Avrom Simon, MD; Board Certified Preventative Medicine with Subspecialty in Occupational Medicine


Auerbach, P. Wilderness Medicine. Chapter 81. 6th ed. United States: Mosby, 2011.

Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 6/22/2016
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